Los Vida Crows Nest

Closed Permanently


dine at the bar
function hire
late night dining
good date place

Los Vida does traditional Mexican, not the Americanised stuff that started in LA. This venue is Los Vida’s third and most ambitious – a massive three-tier, 200-seat restaurant-bar blend also serving an impressive range of Mexican-liquor-based cocktails.

A whole-Mexico approach has been taken with the food. There is northern-style barbeque beef brisket; fish tacos and ceviche from the coast; and mole coloradito sauce from the south. The mole provides a rich base to Los Vida’s enchiladas. It has 32 ingredients; everything from cacao to chili is in it and it’s all made from scratch.

The range of house-baked tacos balances a few fresh ingredients topped with homemade sauces. We like the grilled barramundi glistening from a tangy Yucatan marinade with rojo sauce, lime and pineapple.

The bar is the site’s biggest draw card. It punches out tangy, summery cocktails and an impressive range of mezcal.